Taylor Rhodes is President and CEO of Rackspace, responsible for all of the company’s operations in the U.S. and abroad. He has excelled in a variety of leadership roles in sales, support, and international operations, and is known for achieving high levels of engagement with customers and Rackers alike.
Before his promotion to President, Taylor served as Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, with global responsibility for Rackspace’s Sales and Fanatical Support® organizations globally. He worked closely with the Product and Marketing teams to develop our differentiated strategy.
Taylor has also served as SVP and Managing Director, International, where he was responsible for developing the company’s strategic priorities and creating business growth across international markets in Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Taylor joined Rackspace in 2007 to lead the business unit responsible for delivering Fanatical Support to the company’s largest and most complex customers. He then went on to launch Rackspace Enterprise Services, a business unit that helped Rackspace expand beyond its SMB roots to provide larger customers with enterprise-grade offerings.
Prior to joining Rackspace, Taylor held a series of progressively more challenging leadership roles at EDS, managing end-to-end relationships with large global customers. He is a former US Marine Corps infantry officer and holds a MBA degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.